South End Capital Introduces Low Cost Bridge Loans with Use of Existing Appraisals

South End Capital Corporation (SECC) announced today that it is once again making waves in the lending business—this time, defying the bridge lending industry’s penchant for collecting large upfront fees or due diligence deposits. SECC Managing Director Noah Grayson explained: “Traditionally, bridge lenders or hard-money real estate lenders demand large due diligence deposits upwards of $30,000. They also mandate the order of their own appraisal reports. But SECC’s core commercial bridge program [from $250K to $5M] does not require upfront due diligence fees.” A third-party appraisal or site inspection fee of a surprisingly low $1,500 to $3,000 is the only fee required after a letter of intent has been issued.